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Freeland, WA 98249
CRU Institute DVDs, manuals, and other peer mediation and anti-bullying materials have made the list of health education materials approved by CHKRC for use in school settings and after-school programs!
Pictured: CRU Institute trainers Darrell Edmonds, Deanna Morris, Charles Upshaw and Jelani Quinn with Director Nancy Kaplan
CRU's Middle School program is rated 'Promising' by NREPP (SAMHSA). Find out more.
CRU Institute (Conflict Resolution Unlimited) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing peer mediation, cultural awareness, anti-violence and anti-bullying programs for faculty, students, and parents at elementary, middle, and high schools. Since 1992, our programs have been implemented throughout the United States and in many countries around the world.
Our mission is to teach young people effective, peaceful ways to resolve conflict and to develop understanding, respect, and the ability to cooperate with others in a multicultural world.
Peer mediation is a structured, orderly, confidential process in which two neutral student mediators use conflict mediation techniques to help peers experiencing conflict. Disputants identify the problems they wish to resolve, and through developing understanding and empathy for one another, create their own solutions.
In addition to Seattle-area training workshops, CRU travels around the United States and even overseas to take our training where it's needed.
We believe that all members of a school community can effectively resolve conflict using conflict mediation. That is why CRU's programs include training for parents, faculty, administrators, and the entire student population.
Our trainers represent many different cultures. We model a key element of mediation: understanding and respecting differences.
CRU's experience, both in direct mediation services since 1978 and in school mediation training since 1992, has enabled us to create complete training packages including in-depth manuals and realistic videos.
Contact us about customizing a program for you today!
“Your peer mediation program has been helpful in our endeavor to improve our school climate from one where students solved problems with their fists to one where students feel safe and are able to focus on their learning.”
— Diane Tuttle
Highland Middle School
The 'How Could It Be Better' DVD and Leader's Guide help explain why many students in our middle and high schools feel ridiculed, depressed, victimized, and disenfranchised. The program and ensuing discussions offer participants the opportunity to explore what is happening at their school and to consider options that students and faculty can implement to create a more positive school climate.